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Shaper
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Diprosopus:
Excuse me, Mr. Tullegolar, but your policies appear too grounded in reality.
Those are not my policies, they are someone else's. I was merely clarifying. My policies are all canister related. In fact, I've been mocked in the past for them being far too unrealistic, making your statement all the more ironic. I've even been banned for attempting to relate my policies to the real world, which tends to create offensive scenarios (like killing off the disabled and promoting slavery). If it is entertainment you seek, you need to head to the Geneforge forum and look in the archives for some of those ten page long debates in which I wipe the floor with various Anti-Tullegolites.

[ Tuesday, February 05, 2008 04:00: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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The Avernum RP, IC Thread in General
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Fort Avernum

“Ohhh…” Erika had never been touched in those ways before. She bit her lower lip in pleasure. Suddenly, there was a quick knock at the door and one of the Lady’s personal female guards entered. Erika was so embarrassed. Luckily, the silk canopy covering Angelo’s bed hid her naked body.

The guard yelled out, “Young lord!”

“Blast! What it is? This had better be of monumental importance!” Lord Angelo grabbed a robe, covered himself, and approached the guard.

“It is, young lord. Another mage from the Disciples had arrived, the one that can open the portal for us. The Lady has requested you’re presence.”

“Ah. Glorious. We shall be with them momentarily.” The guard nodded and left. Angelo looked to Erika, “Come, my love, I wish you to be with me.”

Erika smiled and reached for her own robes.

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Meanwhile, the Lady entertained Acrio Sulfi in Fort Avernum’s main dining hall. Acrio didn’t like her at all. She was bursting with pomp and even her words were barely decipherable behind all that noble gibberish, “Methinks this realm be not devoid of wit. Be glad we stand not on our ancient nick.”

Acrio was not too sure what that last part meant. He looked around, hoping there was someone else he could talk to other than this purple-clad daint. He was pleased when Erika entered the main hall, escorted by a young man with a very pointy mustache. Angelo approached his mother and kissed her on the cheek. She smiled, rose, and moved for the door behind her throne, “Mine gentle son shall see to all thine want, his wit may match thine and he canst not daunt.” With that, she was gone, and Angelo approached Acrio with a cheerful smile.

“Ah, Acrio Sulfi, is it? Erika has told me much of you. I am Angelo, elder son of the Lady Calpurnia. Might I interest you in some fine cheeses from the surface?” Angelo signaled to a servant. “Ah, the very best Solarian brie. Aged to perfection over four different-“

“That will not be necessary. Look, I’m here on business. I may be able to open this portal for you, but we really should discuss terms before I begin.”

Angelo spread his arms, “Right to the point then. Wonderful! Shall we move our conversation outside that we might bask in the glory that will be our gateway to the future?”

“I… whatever.” Acrio shook his head but obliged. The three of them as well as a decent entourage of servants were soon outside by the portal ruins. Arcio was disturbed to see Erika stand so close to Angelo the whole time rather than himself, but said nothing. When they reached the portal hill, Acrio gazed at the ruins looming above them.

Angelo smiled at Acrio’s reaction, “Magnificent, no? Once the source of so much strife, soon to be a tool of peace and union.”

Acrio was much too distracted by the energy in the air to hear Angelo’s words. The reports were correct, the rift was still there, and still very, very powerful. This portal must have once been just as big, if not far bigger than the one at the Tower of Magi, which was where Acrio himself had learned most of what he knew about portals today.

Angelo continued, “You said something about terms. I believe that the Lady has already assured the safety of your holdings in the Eastern Province. You need not worry about them any longer.”

Acrio tore his eyes from the portal and faced Angelo, “Fort Dranlon does not concern me nearly so much as you think. I was actually hoping that-”

“That you could use the portal once it is open? Of course you may! You will find that the Lady is most magnanimous. You’re people will want for nothing once goods begin to flow in from the surface. We will require small compensations for such things, naturally, but let us cross such bridges when we reach them, yes?”

“I’ve little interest in the surface, either.”

Angelo was confused, “Well, what is it you want, then?”

Acrio searched for the right words, but he really wasn’t a politician, after all. “Will your… people… be leaving once the portal is open? Will you be returning to the surface for good?”

Angelo’s smile, which he had maintained this whole time, faded slowly. “I don’t understand. Why would we leave? The people of Avernum need us. We are a bastion of light in this pit of darkness. So long have these people known only suffering and death! It would be… unconscionable for us to abandon them now, in a time when a call for heroes is paramount!”

Acrio shook his head, “I passed through Cotra and Silvar on my way here. The people there live in fear of your mercenaries! Heroes… pffah! You are nothing more than a band of thugs dressed up to look like proper soldiers!”

Much to Acrio’s surprise, Erika burst out, “That’s not true! Angelo really does have the people’s best interst in-” She quickly covered her mouth with her hands, then bowed her head in shame. Acrio did not know what to say.

Angelo continued, “Those ‘thugs’ are the only thing keeping those cities together. If they seemed a bit… rugged… that is only because they were recruited from among your own people.”

“Oh, they’re my people then, are they? So you acknowledge that you’re the one out of place here? Why don’t you just go back where you came from when the portal is open? We don’t need you here, no matter how much you keep telling yourselves we do!”

Angelo was about to rebut, but fell silent when Lady Calpurnia approached, surrounded by her attendants, “Thou dost not speak for those we rule today, for they to us have come to find the way. Thou needst not gast afore our sovereign might, together we may still recure the blight. For us you must bring first to bear mine gate, then only hence shall we resume debate. One thousand Northern troops eftsoons return, pray they this gateway prest to slake their yearn. Though I, thine Lady, try to yield inland, I can not swear they’ll hit to heed mine hand.”

Acrio tired of the Lady’s strange dialect, “Does that even mean anything?”

Angelo held Erika close and spoke slowly to her master, “We are expecting our army to return soon from the North, victorious, of course. With our forces so bolstered and restless for more combat, they will need a place to go once they arrive. If the portal is not open, well, we shall simply have to send them to conquer something else then, won’t we?”

Acrio glared long and hard at the Imperials, stubborn as Imperials always are. Then at Erika, grasping Angelo’s arm like a child holding on to a parent. Then at the old Avernum portal, the tingle of energy palpable in the air. Finally, after a long sigh, he spoke, “I will have a list of equipment I will require ready within the hour.”

Angelo’s grin returned.

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Happy Birthday Nicothodes!! in General
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Usually in birthday threads I mention famous people that have the same birthday as the person the thread is about. However, as it turns out, there is not a single interesting person with the same birthday as you. Congratulations?

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Geneforge wiki? in Geneforge Series
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I don't know what any of that means. When will I be able to start writing articles?

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Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
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Terrible idea.

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Glued much? in General
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quote:
Nikki:
Meh, he did it for E:R, too
Pff, no one reads the BoA forum.

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Glued much? in General
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Does he even do that anymore? I only recall it happening once since I joined, and I'm proud to say it was an insult directed at me.

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Heath Ledger in General
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Originally written by The Almighty Doer of Stuff:

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Too awesome for words. You even pixilated the shadow. So good.

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2007 Movies in General
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Shooter was pretty good. The title actually reminds me of an even better movie that I forget to mention: Shoot 'Em Up.

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Glued much? in General
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I'm here because, as Scarface put it: you need me.

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Originally written by Taliesin:

Actually, I do like his economic positions, and only because I've looked deeper than the mainstream media's inaccurate portrayal of him. Just my two cents.
I know all too well his economic positions, I'm the Emperor, remember? He would abolish income tax, and while that sounds great, it benefits the upper class far more than it benefits you (lower middle class). He would instead support things such as sales taxes to fund the government, which hurts the lower classes much more than the higher ones. He would cut just about all spending on government programs, which also screws the lower classes, who benefit from those the most. Now, do you support him because you have faith that you can prosper despite this guy basically created barriers to your progress (which I, as a Tullegolite, would respect), or do you actually think he's helping everyone out with these policies?

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SimCity: the greatest evil? in General
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Such is the fate of societies that insist on supporting the weak.

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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quote:
Nalyd:
Economics Status: Lower Middle Class.
Political Leanings: Economic... Freedoms.
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Taliesin :
Economics Status: Lower middle class.
Political Leanings: Conservative. I rather like Huckabee, but I can't vote in the next election.
One of my political science professors pointed out today that many people often vote against their own economic interests. It is interesting to see that theory in practice right here.

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2007 Movies in General
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You guys haven't actually named any of the good ones yet. Living in bubbles, are we? 300 was an instant classic, the Simpsons movie was hilarious. There was that other Pirates movie, and I always liked those.

They are just some of the top grossers. Others that I enjoyed included Beowulf, Hitman, Smokin' Aces, Halloween, Hannibal Rising, Superbad, Balls of Fury, and Grindhouse.

Some disappointments were: American Gangster, Pathfinder, and I Am Legend.

Worst Movie: Transformers.

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Originally written by Slarty:

It is definitely not an organized religion (at least not to my knowledge), which is what many people think of when they see "religion".
Indeed. The assumption that all religion must be organized religion will be the death of us all. It has already been the death of so many.

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Thuryl:
I settled on "moderate" for both because I figure that all my extreme views on individual issues balance each other out.
I have this same problem, especially when I take the those stupid spectrum tests. "Sure, people should have freedom of speech, but the government should, in turn, be able to tap their phones as well." Thus, tests come back moderate, even though few people would describe me as such.

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Since most people are visual learners, I present to you my pedigree, that you may better understand the noble Manaliana family.

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Look at all the different races I can get away with making fun of!

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[Spam] in General
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Second rate stuff.

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SimCity: the greatest evil? in General
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Hey, those goblins attacked me first! It doesn't make me racist if I kill a couple people in the hood in self-defense if they were trying to steal my gold! Besides, goblins aren't a race, they're a species, like a rat infestation. You have a problem with killing rats? They don't even have souls! And there is no reason all those NPC couldn't rise through the ranks and achieve a status like Erika or Rentar-Ihrno, they're just lazy.

Fear not, though. I have discovered the perfect game for the lot of you.

[ Sunday, January 27, 2008 14:05: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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SimCity: the greatest evil? in General
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SimCity doesn't seem nearly as bad as all the games out there that stress individualism. Just think about all the games that put you in the shoes of a wandering adventurer, sought out by the government to help save the world. Games like this usually make the government seem utterly helpless, and your character is often able to complete amazing feats of skill that entire armies were previously unable to do. Games like this are far worse as they give the false hope that a single person can make a difference in the world.

In real life, your vote doesn't count, and if you try to go up against the enemy alone, you will die. In fact, your only real chance to actually meaningfully effecting the world at all is to join the government and actually be the one making those SimCity-like decisions that will effect the lives of thousands.

[ Sunday, January 27, 2008 13:41: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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Diversity in General
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Originally written by Excalibur:

No, but I have determined that you repeatedly saying jokes of such content is beginning to annoy me.
Sadly, one is more likely to get banned for "arrogance" than racism around here.

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Diversity in General
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Didn't we already determine in the music thread that everyone here is a cracker? I'm white myself, but more of a Bill Clinton white.

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The Avernum RP, IC Thread in General
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Formello Caves

The battle proceeded marvelously. Once Sss-Kai and Edward reached the nephil fort, they had only a few minutes to set up defenses before the army of Formello arrived. It was all that was needed. Edward rallied the troops, and with him leading them, they felt unstoppable. He insisted on fighting in the battle personally, despite Sss-Kai’s urgings. Enemies quaked as they watched Edward fight, and even his own men stepped back to avoid his fearsome weapon, a curved blade of a design not familiar to Avernum, something of a shortened halberd. Either way, within ten minutes, the grand army of Formello was driven into retreat.

There were actually few casualties on either side, the enemy simply lacked moral. Most made it back to Formello, but when the Lady’s army arrived, they did not bother with putting up a defense of the city. They were broken. Military officials even brought Mayor Ilic, bound, before Sss-Kai and Edward, offering him in exchange for the lives of the citizens. Edward accepted their offer, and the former Mayor was swiftly executed. Sss-Kai, who had hoped to have left such things behind when he have up his life of banditry, was concerned by Edward’s brutality.

Edward sat upon the throne of the Mayor of Formello, taking in his victory. Sss-Kai approached, “My lord, should I to make the nephil fortress a permanent ssstation for our troops? It may come in handy for the future.”

“Don’t be a fool, slith. We will waste no resources on such a project. That place is cursed anyway. I have already set my sights on a greater goal. Fort Draco shall be the next conquest!”

“Aye, m’Lord. I’ll have the troops readied in a few weeks.”

“You’ll do nothing of the sort. Your work here is done. You are to return to my mother. I will handle things up North from now on.”

“The Lady gave no sssuch order!”

“You will listen to me, Slith! You will go back to Fort Avernum, tonight! You will not question my bidding! You will obey!”

Sss-Kai could not help but feel intimidated by Edward. He did not understand why. The boy was always just a spoiled child to him. Now, there was something more. The battle, perhaps? Oh, well. Best not to anger him. Sss-Kai would go back to the Lady and receive further orders from her.

Fort Avernum

“You have very beautiful hair.”

Erika choked on the bit of cave cow steak she was chewing on for a second. The journey across the Eastern Gallery had left her somewhat mangy, but the bath the Lady’s attendants had offered her had left her cleaner than she had been in months. Her hair was in rather nice condition, but it seemed inappropriate somehow for Angelo to remark on it like that, “Excuse me?”

“You wouldn’t happen to be named for the famous Avernite mage, Erika, would you?”

“I am.” Erika rolled her eyes, “I’m surprised you know of her. I would have thought the Empire would have tried to erase such a figure from their histories.”

Angelo laughed, “They often try, but I was very lucky to be privileged enough to get less censored versions. These caves have always fascinated me. I, and indeed my whole family has read much about your ways and history, especially recently. I believe it is very important for one to be knowledgeable in the history and culture of a great variety of places, to always have an open mind and be willing to try new things.”

Erika found herself nodding, “Indeed. That is our way, in fact. The preservation of knowledge above all else. And,” Erika smiled, “I suppose trying new things is always nice.”

Angelo smiled warmly as Erika made eye contact with him, “Have you ever tried chocolate?”

“When I was little. Supplies have been a bit tight lately, though. I couldn’t even imagine such luxuries when all we’re getting are those stupid meal and wine shipments from the Great-“ Erika stopped herself and looked down at her plate, cursing silently.

“That is most unfortunate.” Angelo signaled to a servant and was quickly brought a wooden box. The servant opened to reveal several rows of chocolates, in a variety of pretty little shapes.

Erika shook her head, “I couldn’t.”

Angelo spoke in the most calm and soothing voice, “Please, you are my guest.” Angelo popped one in his own mouth, and Erika found she could no longer resist. She snatched one and placed it on her tongue. The sweetness overwhelmed her. When she bit into it, she was surprised to discover the fruit filling, unlike anything she had ever tasted before.

“Music!” Another servant pulled out a loot and readied to play, only to be stopped by Anjelo, “No, no, the special music.” Yet another servant brought yet another wooden box, a small, carved one this time. He opened it to reveal a crystal. “I’ll bet you’ve never seen anything like this before. It is Vahnatai magic.” Angelo gently took the tiny crystal out of the box and held it to his ear, then he held it to Erika’s.

“Vahnatai magic is not my specialty, but… oh.” She was instantly speechless. The crystal whispered sweet music into her ear, unlike anything she had ever experienced. It was not Vahnatai music, however, but music from the surface, a fantastic opera singer and what must have been an entire orchestra of instruments. There had been a bit of advancement in crystal research over the past years, but it was still far to expensive to be cost effective. Thus, a device like this must have cost a small fortune to create, and it didn’t even have a magical purpose! It was a luxury item! Was this ‘Lady’ really so wealthy as to be able to spend time and money on things such as this? Still though, the music was beautiful, and Erika listened for a good while, finding herself gazing into Angelo’s gentle eyes from time to time.

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Geneforge Wiki Poll, Part 2 in Geneforge Series
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quote:
Celtic Minstrel:
Why do you have DNA flag?
What is this DNA you speak of? Clearly those are essence scrolls. And it's the flag of the Tullegolites, naturally.
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Aran:
Encyclopedia Ermariana. :)
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Emperor Tullegolar:
I always thought it was 'Ermariana.'
I win, again. I always win. I am the Emperor.

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Geneforge Wiki Poll, Part 2 in Geneforge Series
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I guess I spoke too soon on barred.ermarian. Both the ones I liked won? Another victory for the Concluding Resolution.

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